#2. 5 Things You Can Do When You Feel Left Out as a Grandparent, by Jennifer Waddle
The popularity of this article shows how widely this topic resonates with grandparents everywhere. If you feel this way, you are certainly not alone!
The lives of your children and their children are hectic and sometimes, as much as grandparents want to be involved, their relationship can fall to the wayside.
Thankfully, this article offers loving and highly practical tips for how to connect with your family in deeper ways. It takes prayer, clear communication, and patience, but God can do it.
“There is nothing wrong with letting your kids know that you’d like to be included in your grandchildren’s lives. However, approach it with kindness and gentleness. Thank them for the ways in which they’ve already included you. Be specific about the things you’d like to be involved in.”
#1. 10 Reasons Your Grandkids Need You Just as Much as Their Parents, by DiAne Gates
Like #9, the popularity of this article speaks volumes to its relevancy among our readers. Even if you are not in a situation where you care for your grandchildren full-time, God’s plan for families still includes grandparents for as long as they can be.
Not only is there a place for you in God’s plan of the family, there is an integral place of prominence. This article will remind you of all the ways that God can use you and how to be there for your grandkids.
“But in this generation of crime and chaos, many grandparents find themselves thrust into this figure eight life cycle—parent to grandparent, to parent again. But isn’t that what families do? We circle the wagons and do what it takes to help our children and grandchildren fulfill God’s plan for their lives.”
And that concludes this amazing countdown. God taught grandparents everywhere so much in 2019. Putting these encouragements and tips into practice is sure to make 2020 even better!
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